AGROMIX - Transforming Landscapes through mixed farming and agroforestry
AGROMIX | Agroforestry in Switzerland
Rineke Dijkinga – developing new and healthy food products with agroforestry
Dirk van Apeldoorn explains WUR agroforestry experiment in Lelystad (NL)
AGROMIX | Co-design methods workshop for sustainable and resilient food systems
Piet Hermus - agroforestry to encourage social dialogue
Father and son share their story and aspirations of establishing a food forest in the Netherlands.
Mixed agriculture and agroforestry could help the transition to more climate-proof ways of farming. But how can farmers implement this effectively? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research and their European colleagues are letting farmers all over Europe experiment with climate-smart combinations of livestock, trees and crops.
International climate change action is increasing, but policy-makers have yet to address a core challenge: land use. Agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions, and with increasing food insecurity and a rapidly growing global population, our response to these challenges must begin in the field. This is the inspiration behind the AGROMIX project – Agroforestry (AGRO-) and mixed farming (-MIX) – which has the ambition of ‘transforming landscapes’ by delivering new research on how these land use systems work, designing models for farmers to implement these practices, and offering policy recommendations for decision makers to support these practices. How will this four-year pan-European project achieve its ambitious goals, whilst using socially-innovative and high-tech participatory approaches?